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Samsung Space Balloon: tweet at 100,000 feet

July 15, 2011 at 1:14 by Tim Comments

Samsung Mobile Japan decided to honour their Galaxy S II with a proper space project, sending the phone into our stratosphere today. The Galaxy is held by an astronaut doll tied to a space balloon. In contrast to Toshiba’s Space Chair project from 2009, this endeavour is more than a film. Produced by the mighty Bascule, it literally tests the outer limits of social media and shows that Android phones can indeed go further than iPhones. With Space Balloon you can watch a live Ustream (on your own Galaxy if you wish) and see your own tweets at 100,000 feet.

As a nice extra, you’ll receive a Twitter profile icon depicting you as an astronaut. Go and send your tweets here before space runs out (boom, boom) and see it on display during the flight.

I love their “Success! Don’t miss the live!” comment at the end. My own tweet here is a pitiful pigeon Japanese phrase, taken from Shogun. My apologies to all Japanese people reading this…IN SPACE!

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